[Bitcoin-development] Area of Focus

Christian Decker decker.christian at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 18:27:53 UTC 2014


Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

I added a safety check to my crawler and seed.bitcoinstats.com should
not return IPs that also run HTTP or HTTPS, hopefully this'll keep it
off blacklists :-)
--
Christian Decker


On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM, Matt Corallo <bitcoin-list at bluematt.me> wrote:
> There was recently some discussion around dnsseeds. Currently some
> dnsseeds are getting blocked by ISPs because the hosts they pick up
> (which run bitcoin core nodes) often run rather web servers alongside
> which serve malware or whatever else and thus end up on IP-based malware
> blacklists.
>
> Of course we really dont want to move off of DNS because it has this big
> built-in anonymity network where the DNS seed servers only get
> information about your ISP, not you, and its cached so you dont get as
> much information about how many users are making those requests.
>
> A potential solution might be supporting some subdomain which has
> results XORed with some constant mask to tweak the real IP.
>
> Additionally, it might be cool to stuff a TXT/AAAA/whatever record with
> a signature of the results provided by the DNSseed operator.
>
> Matt
>
> On 12/20/14 07:42, Will Bickford wrote:
>> Hi all, I'm looking to help with Bitcoin core development in my spare
>> time (a few hours per week).
>>
>> A little bit about me:
>> * I use C++ and Qt daily
>> * I love to automate and enhance software systems
>> * I enjoy root causing and fixing issues
>>
>> I saw Gavin say we needed help with testing in a Reddit AMA a while ago.
>> I'm curious where I can make the best impact. Any feedback would be
>> appreciated. Thanks!
>>
>> Will Bickford
>> "In Google We Trust"
>>
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